Time is closing in on your puppy's home coming! We want to share the following information to prepare you and your family for the big day! Order your puppy's food and treats today to be sure you have what he/she needs for transition to your home.
By feeding a complete and balanced diet, you can impact your dog's lifelong health. Feeding a premium dog food has great long-term value for the health and well-being of your new Boxer.
I recommend pawTree Real Chicken and Brown Rice for several reasons. First and foremost the food is made in the United States and is shipped directly to you. It contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, artificial colors, corn, corn gluten, wheat, wheat gluten, or soy. pawTree uses real meat as the first ingredient with no by-products and has never had a recall! Even if you plan to switch brands, we require that you order at least a 10.3 pound bag of this food because making an abrupt change in a puppy’s diet can cause digestive problems and pose other serious health risks. Having a bag on hand will help to make the transition to your home easier for your new baby!
Because pawTree doesn’t add preservative chemicals, it is not sold in stores. It is shipped directly to your door. To find out more information about pawTree or to place an order for a bag of food:
Regular shipping typically takes 2 to 5 days. If you select “EZ Ship” and select 3 qualifying items you get free shipping, too! EZ Ship is fast and simple to adjust or cancel should you ever need to make changes. I recommend ordering the 20.6# bag about every month. Add 1 bag of Freeze Dried Chicken Liver treats to use during training sessions and on special occasions, a 30 day supply of the Gastro Pro Plus to aid their digestive tract, and Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil to promote their healthy skin and hair coat! Your Boxer baby will be set for the next month! EZ Ship can easily be adjusted in case you get close to running out or have too much food or treats on hand. The food will arrive in 2 separate 10.3# bags. They also sell lots of yummy treats and toys. Check out My Recommendations product page at the link above to see products your puppy is currently using and what I, as a breeder, believe will help your puppy transition with ease.
Feed your puppy 1 & 1/4 - 3 cups (based on their weight and age - recommendations can be found on the back of your bag) each day, dividing the amount into two meals, (adjust the amount to your puppy's consumption, being sure puppy is eating enough to sustain himself/herself). We currently keep food available to our puppies 24/7 and monitor their intake and energy levels. To stimulate your puppy's appetite you can add 1/2 pump of pawTree Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil and/or sprinkle a small amount (½ teaspoon) of pawTree paw pairings on the dry kibble. You can also moisten dry kibble with a very small amount of chicken broth. Only moisten food for one feeding at a time. Other things you can try to feed your puppy if he/she is not eating enough are soft scrambled eggs or broiled, baked or boiled chicken (lukewarm). Be sure your puppy is eating enough to sustain him/her.
If your puppy won’t drink the water you offer him/her offer GatorAid to drink. Water in different locations can taste and smell much different than the water your puppy has been drinking. Use shallow dishes for food and water. Be sure your puppy is eating, drinking and going potty.
Your puppy will need plenty of rest! When your puppy is not resting, he/she should be alert and playful. If your puppy becomes lethargic, administer a supplement such as Dyne or Nutri-Cal immediately. If puppy’s condition does not improve within 20 minutes you should contact your veterinarian right away.
Your puppy will need a quiet and stable environment to adjust properly. Loud noise and quick movement will stress your puppy. Please be gentle and kind to your puppy. Talk softly, handle your puppy gently and spend a lot of time with your puppy. A puppy that is adjusting will sometimes eat small amounts of food from your hand while on your lap. This helps build a good relationship between you and your puppy.
We recommend keeping your puppy in a confined area (not too large 6’ X 6’) when you are not immediately with him/her. Do not place puppy in a draft. Floor temperatures are often much cooler than the reading on your thermostat. Do not expose your puppy to excess heat. Keep him/her at a temperature that is comfortable (70-78 degree). Provide your puppy a soft towel or pillow to rest on.
Use extreme care not to step on your puppy or allow him/her to jump or fall from your arms, furniture, stairs or any elevated surface. Always handle your puppy in a very gentle manner. Never hit or shake your puppy.
Do not take your puppy into public areas where other animals have been until your puppy is complete on his/her puppy series of vaccinations at about 15/16 weeks of age.
You will want to purchase a tearless brand of puppy shampoo and a soft brush. Do not bath your puppy so often that you dry the skin. Use care when bathing your puppy and do not get soap and water in the ears, nose or mouth.
Give daily attention to the eyes and rectal area keeping both areas clean using a soft damp cloth.
If you have any questions regarding the care of your new puppy please do not hesitate to give me a call at 417-293-6061. Your veterinarian and staff are also a great source for advice in the care of your new puppy.
A delicious combination of chicken, brown rice and pearled barley, with millet, flaxseeds, coconut oil, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots, spinach and parsley. Real chicken is the first ingredient in this highly-digestible, nutritionally-dense, holistic recipe. pawTree recipes are formulated with no corn, no wheat and no soy because we know our pets rely on us to make the best nutrition choices for them. Our recipes contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or poultry by-products.
- Contains healthy grains
- High protein
- Real chicken is the first ingredient
- Antioxidant-rich formula
- Natural source of DHA – supports healthy brain development
- Contains Taurine to support heart health
- Contains prebiotics to support a healthy digestive tract
- Balanced Calcium and Phosphorus for bone and tooth health
- Contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids for a healthy skin & coat
- A good source of natural Glucosamine to help maintain joint health
- No corn, no wheat, no soy
- No poultry by-products
- Formulated for reduced stool volume
- No added sugars or sweeteners
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- Complete and balanced nutrition for dogs
- Developed by Veterinarians and Nutritionists
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Real meat, poultry or fish is the first ingredient in our pet food
- No poultry by-products
- No corn, no wheat, no soy
- No artificial colors,,flavors or preservatives
- Developed by Veterinarians and Animal Nutritionists
- Made in the USA
Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, oatmeal, pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural flavor, millet, tomato pomace, flaxseed, sea salt, potassium chloride, fructooligosaccharides, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), marine microalgae, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, calcium carbonate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, iron amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide), choline chloride, coconut oil, dried carrots, dried spinach, dried apples, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, dried pumpkin, dried sweet potato, dried broccoli, dried parsley, Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast culture, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Asperigillus niger fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, mixed tocopherols, taurine, rosemary extract.
Crude Protein (min) 24.0%
Crude Fat (min) 12.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 4.0%
Moisture (max) 12.0%
Calcium (min) 1.2%
Phosphorus (min) 1.0%
Vitamin E (min) 50 IU/kg
DHA* (min) 0.02%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min) 2.8%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.35%
Glucosamine* (min) 500 mg/kg
Taurine* (min) 0.08%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient ProfilesCalorie Content
Metabolizable Energy 3,590 kcal/kg (calculated)
415 Calories/cup (calculated)
pawTree Real Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe is formulated to meet the nutrient levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and maintenance.